Cal Poly student giving a Housing TourCampus Housing Tours

Updated: May 19, 2020

Get an inside look at University Housing's Learning Community options in our 60-minute tour of campus residence halls. Cal Poly offers themed living environments where students with similar interests and identities live and learn together: communities associated with each of the University's six colleges, various interests and cultural and gender identities. Tours are led by Cal Poly student Housing Ambassadors.

Cal Poly Guided Tours

Housing Tour Schedule

Tours are held every weekday. There are no tours on academic holidays. Unless otherwise specified, tours depart from the Administration (Bldg. 1) flagpole and last approximately one hour. Most guests are interested in first-year housing options. Please let your tour guide know if you are interested in seeing transfer and continuing student housing options. 

The Administration Building, (Bldg. 1) is located on the corner of Grand Avenue and North Perimeter Road.

Weekly Tour Schedule:

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
12:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m.
3:45 p.m. -- -- -- 3:45 p.m.


  • Tours are currently canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please utilize the information below to view and tour all of our housing options, virtually!
  • For more information surrounding Open House and other virtual tour options use the link:

Housing Q&A Sessions

Have more questions? Join us during our weekly zoom meetings where University Housing staff and ambassadors will answer all of your housing and campus life questions!

Q&A sessions are on Tuesdays from 11am till 12pm.

Click here to enter our meeting!

Virtual Housing Tours

There's no need to worry if you're unable to squeeze us into your campus visit or can't make it down for a tour because there's another way to explore all of our housing options! Whether you're interested in walking with the tour while on campus or if you'd rather visit from the comfort of your home, all options are available through the Cal Poly Now app. 

 Download the free app at the Apple Store or Google Play.

  1. Search "Cal Poly Now" on your device.
  2. Download the free Cal Poly Now app.
  3. Open the app and go to the section labeled "Find Guides."
  4. Search "University Housing," then download the guide.
  5. Open the guide and look for the sections labeled "First-year Housing Tour" and "Continuing Student Housing Tour."
  6. Start a tour and begin exploring.


If you're looking for a quick rundown of each of our residence halls and apartments, please check out the links below!

First-year Residence Halls

Continuing and Transfer Student Apartments

Housing Ambassadors
Your tour will be led by a Cal Poly Student.

Tour Map
This print-friendly campus map highlights campus housing and parking.

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